Well this out fit says it WILL cut cost by a factor of 10
I for one can not see it work that way.
First ,the military, then NASA, couldn't do it. Now another middle man chock full of insiders.
And so it goes. Bend over America here it comes.
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation - Company - SpaceX
- Similarto Space Exploration Technologies Corporation - Company - SpaceX
Prior to SpaceX, Mr. Harris most recently served as the Staff Director of the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel on the Appropriations
Committee. He also ...
Wow nothing like having a guy on your team that is well versed on the inside. Sorta like SPY turns salesman lol
Adam Harris - Vice President of Government Sales
Mr. Harris is the Vice President of Government Sales and is responsible for implementing and overseeing SpaceX interactions with Federal agencies. In
concert with the SpaceX leadership team, Mr. Harris works to secure financial support for SpaceX business activities and programs.Prior to SpaceX, Mr.
Harris most recently served as the Staff Director of the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel on the Appropriations Committee. He also held the
position of space budget analyst on the professional staff of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
Mr. Harris' government experiences include serving as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and as a Professional
Staff Member on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Mr. Harris served as an officer for eight years in the United States Air Force with
assignments at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Wright Patterson Air Force Base and at the National Reconnaissance Office.
Mr. Harris received his bachelor's degree in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and a master's degree in Aeronautical
Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Here's the legal advisor that helped write the laws that got the contracts.
This looks like big Pharm wrapped in LEO lol ============================================================================
Mr. Hughes is responsible for the company's legal, regulatory, and government affairs. These responsibilities include oversight of the company's
commercial and government contracting, export controls, insurance, litigation, and federal legislative agenda. Prior to joining SpaceX, Mr. Hughes
served as Majority Counsel to the Committee on Science and Technology in the United States House of Representatives. In this capacity, he provided
counsel to the Science Committee generally, with a particular focus on the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee. Among other things, Mr. Hughes was the
principal House staff attorney responsible for drafting and shepherding the passage of commercial human spaceflight legislation, H.R. 3752 and H.R.
5382, the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004 (enacted into law as P.L. 108-492), which established the legal and regulatory framework for
private human spaceflight in the United States.
Mr. Hughes currently serves as a Board Member on the FAA's Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). A graduate of William and
Mary Law School and honors graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, Mr. Hughes previously worked for as a senior associate with
the Communications and Litigation groups of Drinker Biddle & Reath and as an attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel for the United States Secret
Notice the last sentence above. lol ljb
edit on 5/22/2012 by longjohnbritches because: lol